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Cool Tool: AuthorStream

11 September 2008


I came across a little tool this week that may be helpful.  It is called AuthorStream and is a tool that turns your sermon (or whatever…) Powerpoint presentations into flash files and then allows them to be stored and viewed on the net. I see two advantages of this:

1.  Rather than sending an entire PPT file to someone (which can be quite large & cumbersome), you can just send them a link and they can view the PPT right there on the site.

2. Because it is a flash presentation, and not a PPT presentation, it cannot be (as easily) changed and stolen.  You CAN allow people to also download the original PPT for their use, but that is only an option.

I found it very easy to register and just as easy to upload my first PPT.  I used this morning’s sermon on Acts 15:36-41 [the division between Paul & Barnabas] and uploaded the converted the Powerpoint from that sermon to the flash.  You can find it here.

I would suggest you check it out. It may be of use to you and it may not, but I find it a cool little tool. You can find the homepage here.


2 Comments to “Cool Tool: AuthorStream”

  1. Hi Cal,

    Thanks for your sharing. I’m also a AuthorStream users about 3 months. Their conversion is good. But sometimes some animations(By words, by letters) can not be converted completely.

    So now I transfer to Wondershare PPT2Flash Professional which with a better PowerPoint to Flash conversion quality.

    Hope it helps!

  2. Hello Cal,

    Thanks for writing about authorSTREAM. We really appreciate it.

    We are always in the process of improving/adding to our service so you can see our blog for the latest updates. I would also like to refer to the How it works page for in-depth information about authorSTREAM’s various features.

    Claire, thanks for using authorSTREAM. If you could specifically point out your presentation where you faced an issue, I would be able to help.

    Jagdeep Singh Pannu
    For authorSTREAM

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